What bits of "advice" do you wish people would stop telling you?

What bits of "advice" do you wish people would stop telling you?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

To everyone...
Do not listen to negetive people. Learn your disease, not anyone else's. Do your own research, learn what you need to do and eat for your OWN body. Everyone is different, journaling all the food you eat, testing immediately before a meal and 2 hours post meal and logging everything is the only way to know what you need to do. The post meal test should be very close to the pre meal test. If it is higher, look at what you ate to figure out why. If it is the same or lower then, GREAT JOB!!! Every diabetic should drink a gallon of water per day, 7 days a week. I will post on my page why this is so necessary. I will also post on my page the reasons walking an hour a day is so important,

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posted almost 3 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

When I had severe sciatica like for 3 yrs my husband had to help me dress etc. I was born with my arthrites lower back. One day decided yoga slow movement ofcourse cause I had to do some of it while sitting in bed!!! the internet is a marvelous tool now. They said mine was going to be permanent. Then one morning went to the bathroom and lol I was practically perfect. Only explanation of Chinese slow movement yoga. I'm type 2. Weight was doing everything right so decided the metaformin with my dr ofourse. Well that was all was needed a little help. Fat in the liver. Didn't want the crestor. But said yes now not there. First dietician was great. My 2nd one forget it and I stopped. When you are doing every thing right but they disagree with you hurts. So I stopped. You want encouragement not shot down for doing your best & was 65 in April. Just one day at a time. Love my Dr. Been with him 32 yrs. He is always up to date. He is Chinese. He encourages not discouraging. Hae a great day everyone.

posted almost 3 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

i also get fed up of people saying "Should you be eating that "

posted almost 3 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I am going to try and post the water and walking reasons. If anyone else has more reasons or info please add them.
Drinking a gallon of water a day:
Diabetics are ver prone to dehydration
Dehydration leads to potassium and other vitamins/minerals shortage in the body. Low potassium put me in the hospital, looking at a flat line on the heart monitor because my heart was in a cramp. Very, very scary.
Water greatly helps the body flush out excessive sugar
It also helps in food digestion and colon issues
Protects the kidneys from infections common to diabetics, helps prevent the necessity of dialysis or transplant or death from severe kidney disease
Helps with skin issues common to diabetics

Why walking at least an hour a day is a must, if you are physically able to do so:
Lowers b/s test readings, if number is high, drink water and walk to lower it
Helps lose fat, especially in the belly
Good for heart health, heart attack is the #1 cause of death in diabetics
Great for circulation, especially in the feet/legs where many suffer with poor circulation, swollen feet, neuropathy
Excellent exercise to feel all over healthy

posted almost 3 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Nothing wrong with giving advice as long as it is helpful and does not put you down or hurt you in anyway.

posted almost 3 years ago
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